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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Regeneration

A part of the recovery process after the initial crisis response and restoration of critical function, regeneration consists of the actions to restore part or all of the Agency's capability to function. Regenerations includes reestablishing working space, equipment, supplies and personnel to allow resumption of normal function (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 531).

Regional Platform Mission

Regional platform Missions have designated and clear responsibilities for providing support to small and medium Missions in addition to managing their own bilateral program of four or more strategic goal areas. Typically, a regional platform Mission consists of 16 or more U.S. Direct-Hire employees and provides contract, legal, and financial management support to its in-country program as well as designated small and medium Missions. It will only be located in countries where there is a large USAID in-country program to manage (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 102).

Regional Program Mission

A regional program mission is one in which programming is carried out in more than one country, normally in sectoral areas that cross country boundaries (i.e environmental issues, HIV - AIDS,) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 102).

Regular Employees

FS employees who accept all the obligations of worldwide service are appointed to USAID posts, including USAID - W, in accordance with the needs of the Agency (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 499).

Regular Member Of A Vanpool - Carpool

An employee who travels on a daily two-way basis (leave and TDY excepted) in a vanpool - carpool for a minimum distance of one mile each way (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 514).

Regularly Scheduled Administrative Workweek

For a full-time employee, the period within an administrative workweek established in accordance with Mandatory Reference, 5 CFR 610.111, within which the employee is regularly scheduled to work. For a part-time employee, the officially prescribed days and hours within an administrative workweek during which the employee is regularly scheduled to work (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 479).

Regularly Scheduled Work

Work that is scheduled in advance of the seven-day administrative workweek, including regular overtime and night work (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 479).

Regulation

An agency statement of general applicability and future effect, which the agency intends to have the force and effect of law, that is designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy or to describe the procedure or practice requirements of an agency (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 501).

Rehabilitation

Services and - or training provided to an injured employee who suffers from a vocational handicap due to a occupational injury or illness and who cannot resume usual employment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 442).

Reimbursable Details

Temporary loan of an employee from one Agency or body to another when the employee's salary and benefits are paid by the borrowing entity (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 432).

Reimbursable Development Program

The sale of services and commodities to friendly countries, international organizations, and certain voluntary organizations on a reimbursable basis under the authority of Section 607 of the Foreign Assistance Act (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 628).

Reimbursable Program

A reimbursable program is an activity under which USAID provides goods and services to or on behalf of other Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations and private voluntary organizations and that other entity reimburses (in effect, pays). USAID for the goods and services provided (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 306).

Reinstatement

The noncompetitive reappointment of a career employee in the SES who, under a previous career appointment successfully completed the SES probationary period (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423). Noncompetitive reemployment in the competitive service based on previous service under a career or career-conditional appointment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 413). The non-competitive employment of a career or career conditional employee, or a person formerly employed in the competitive service who held competitive status or who was serving probation when separated from that service (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 418).

Reinstatement Eligibility

Eligibility of a person who previously was employed under a career or career-conditional appointment to be reappointed to a competitive service position (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 413 and 418).

Release Print

The final version of a motion picture film that has been distributed for public viewing (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 502).

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